Can You Hear The Choir?
I was asked to work as the Cinematographer alongside Sonny Layton for this short horror film by Jacob Saul. The film follows a gentleman who seeks answers from an enigmatic priest and discovers a distorted place haunted by a hidden horror.
'In the heart of the English moorland, THE GENTLEMAN pursues answers from an enigmatic PRIEST who hides a secret from the pit of hell.'
The film was shot in various locations around the South West of England, in Devon and Cornwall over the course of a week. We followed standard guidelines for productions during the Covid-19 pandemic, maintaining a safe environment for everyone on set.
The short film was produced as part of Plymouth College of Art's graduate showcase in July 2021.
STARRING: Ben Delaney & David Warren
WRITER, DIRECTOR & PRODUCER: Jacob Saul
CINEMATOGRAPHY & CAMERA: Sam Xander & Sonny Layton
EDITOR: Noelia Sansaloni
PRODUCTION DESIGN & PRACTICAL FX: Hazel Horspool
SOUND RECORDIST & DIALOGUE EDITOR: Aaron Kennedy
SOUND DESIGNER & DUBBING MIXER: George Ramsden
COMPOSERS: Billy McCormack & Harriet Drury
As Cinematographer alongside Sonny Layton we worked to communicate the message of the story through atmosphere, conveying emotion through the visual composition. We used a Black Magic Ursa Mini 4.6K as the main camera, and the Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K as our 'B' camera.